Keeping it Smooth on National Bourbon Day

It's National Bourbon Day and bourbon isn't only reserved for the Kentucky Derby!

Are you a gung-ho bourbon drinker or are you a little skittish of dark liquors? Either way we have options that will satisfy every taste bud locally!

If you are a hardcore bourbon fan, you likely are already a regular at The Stewed Cow. With so many options to choose from, you can have it neat, on the rocks, with a splash, or by the shot. But, did you also know about their DELICIOUS Georgia Peach? it's their own bourbon with fresh peaches and mint, simple syrup and a little bit of club soda. Perfect for someone new to bourbon who likes a little sweet with their cocktails! If you prefer something smokier, but equally unique, we recommend The Prohibition Pig. This is bacon bourbon (yup, you read that right!), apple liqueur, lemon and maple all in a delicious libation!

Heading to Jack and Co. for dinner or drinks? Make sure you check out their Bite the Bulleit! Created from Bulleit bourbon, Calvados apple brandy, cinnamon syrup, and lemon, this is an easy cocktail for anyone to consume and enjoy! Looking for something a little more classic? How about their take on the Bloody Mary or the Old Fashioned? Try the Jack's Blood Mary (bacon-infused bourbon and house-made Bloody Mary mix) or The Last Old-Fashioned (Bourbon, French brown sugar, orange & Angostura bitters).

Did you think Stingray Lounge was only for delicious raw bar options and bubbly? You were dead wrong! They have a fabulous menu, amazing cocktail options, and a very cool vibe. Plus, they were voted best cocktail spot in Hoboken in the LH 2016 Awards! We LOVE the Lion's Tail which is Woodford Reserve bourbon, Allspice Dram, orange blossom water & lime and if you are really looking for something delicious, you must try a Bloodsport, a unique and delicious concoction made from Michter's bourbon, red wine, blackberry, mint & lemon. is Wednesday which means you can use your LH Hook-Up Card for 25% off Entire Check from 4:00-8:00 PM!!

The newest place on the block from the Pino Hospitality Group is Porter Collins. Everyone knows about their scotch cart that comes by after dinner, but did you know they have some brilliant cocktails they've crafted as well? Stop by and try the Santa Clara Sour for a delicious and refreshing blend of Old Forester bourbon, apricot nectar, lemon, egg whites, & bitters.

If you are headed out in Jersey City, you MUST check out Dullboy. It's a very chill vibe with great eats and even better cocktails curated by Gabriel Rieben. It's a tough choice as far as which cocktail to try (so try a lot!), but in keeping with our theme, we have to recommend The Scout, a creative blend of bourbon, blackberries, lemon juice, giffard muroise & vanilla, and cynar artichoke amaro.

This post is NOT sponsored, we just REALLY like cocktails....Cheers!